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Dr. Ilaria Scaglia

Dr. Scaglia, Dr. Bowman, & Dr. Lynch

Wondering what historians really do? Interested in how you can write better? Want to know what goes into developing your own research questions and finding your own primary sources? CSU students learn the practical techniques of historical work in HIST 3125: Historical Methods, offered every semester. 



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Workshops in Writing for History - Grammar Refresher and Avoiding Clunky Sentences
Wednesday, 18 April - Yancey 114 - 6:00-7:00pm (Open to the Department of History majors only)  

Workshops in Writing for History - Academic Style and Other Considerations
Thursday, 19 April - Yancey 114 - 12:00-1:15pm (Open to the Department of History majors only)

Workshops in Writing for History - Using Active versus Passive Voice
Wednesday, 25 April - Yancey 114 - 6:00-7:00pm (Open to the Department of History majors only)

Cuba Film Series - The Last Supper
Tuesday, 1 May - Arnold Hall Room 113 - 7:30PM  (Open to CSU community only)
The owner of a late-eighteenth-century sugar plantation reenacts the Last Supper with 12 of his slaves in an attempt to teach them about Christianity.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Ryan Willoughby

Ryan Willoughby ‘08

“The department prepared me in more ways than I can actively remember. The most notable ways it prepared me was in requiring me to hone my public speaking skills, to learn how to thoroughly research topics, and to share what I learned in a clear and consistent manner.”

Now, Ryan is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Georgia

“I work for the 65 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that operate in the state of Georgia and who serve approximately 300+ families each year with affordable housing solutions.  I am responsible for fundraising, training, advocating, and providing disaster preparedness for those affiliates.  At any given time, I am arranging multiple training events, administering a few grants, and engaging in advocacy efforts on a state and national level on behalf of Habitat’s mission.”